ATLANTA — Fireworks commenced with the premiere of the first episode of the highly-anticipated Oxygen reality show “Preachers of Atlanta,” the latest incarnation of the station’s “Preachers” franchise.
Ministers and pastors Le’Andria Johnson and Judah Swilley, two stars of “Preachers of Atlanta,” held court amid a throng of supporters at the modern chic ALoft hotel on the edge of downtown Atlanta on Wednesday night.
A cacophony of cheers mixed in with “ooohs” and “aahhhs” as the stories of the two servants of God unfolded and their unorthodox, and even controversial, styles were unveiled before a national TV audience.
The audience visibly recoiled when Johnson confided to another minister that a woman approached Johnson to reveal the explosive news that she is the mother of a child that belongs to her husband.
And Johnson showed steely resolve when she faced some backlash as she revealed she gives out condoms and even cigarettes to those who need one, saying those people come back to her church to receive healing with the hopes that they soon abstain from smoking and fornication.
This only helps to build anticipation for the next episode to see how things unfold. In the interim, enjoy the photographic highlights from the “Preachers of Atlanta” screening at the Aloft hotel.